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Cowboys News: Early National Reactions To Win over Lions

Quick review of early national headlines from the Cowboys' come-from-behind win over the Lions in the wildcard round of the 2014 playoffs.

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Tony Romo redefines #Romoing in Cowboys' win over Lions
Don't know what #ROMOing is? Check out this piece, or look at the gif above.

Tony Romo delivers again in big spot for Cowboys -
Tony Romo keeps making big plays for the Cowboys, and it might change the way he's looked at by the football world, Dan Hanzus writes.

Romo explained after the game that he learned from a playoff loss to the Vikings, a game in which Dallas fell behind early and Romo attempted to force the issue. Romo took a calmer approach after the Lions took a 14-0 lead in the first half.

"I didn't do a good enough job of understanding that the game wasn't over early," Romo said of the 34-3 loss to the Vikings in January 2010. "When I say that I mean, just keeping your poise and understanding if you don't give them the ball -- you know, I threw more balls away, low, I guess, feet, just because I wasn't for sure and we weren't gonna make the play and it was gonna be under duress and not get enough on it.

"And I did that and I did it more than any just because it felt like if we didn't give them the ball it could never run away, it couldn't get out by enough points to put it away. So you gotta play smart, you want to move the chains, you want to score, but you also have to understand just keep yourself in it."

Cowboys stage rally to upend Lions in thriller -
Tony Romo and Jason Garrett have a playoff comeback win on their resume, and the Cowboys are moving on to the Divisional Round after a thrilling win over Detroit.

Dallas Cowboys top Lions, reverse perception about falling apart -
Down 14-0 to the Detroit Lions, coach Jason Garrett and Dallas could have folded and called it a season. But these weren't the Same Old Cowboys. Albert Breer examines the new mindset in Big D.

2015 NFL playoffs: Romo, Cowboys find ways to get it done in wild-card win over Lions -
Austin Murphy focuses on the "anonymous heroes" like Williams, Lawrence and "sawed-off slot receiver Cole Beasley."

Cowboys-Lions: 10 things to know from Dallas' 24-20 comeback win -
Here's a collection of gifs and vines of the game's highlights.

The Cowboys' comeback capped Wild Card weekend. | : Sheil Kapadia Article
Everyone will want to talk about the pass interference call in the fourth quarter of the Lions-Cowboys game, but the fact of the matter is that Dallas' offense was better than Detroit's defense down the stretch. And that's why the Cowboys are moving on, Sheil Kapadia writes.

Romo proves critics wrong in clutch playoff win vs. Lions | FOX Sports
Hugely ironic headline, seeing how it's from Matt Mosley.


Cowboys-Packers tilt highlights Divisional Round -
After a middling start to Wild Card Weekend, the Cowboys won a thriller to advance to face the Packers next weekend.

The best quarterback in the land and soon-to-be MVP Aaron Rodgers will host America's Team in a battle of the two best offenses in football. The weather might even resemble Ice Bowl conditions.

The Packers have a huge advantage at home, but could frigid temperatures suit their style of play? These are the two most efficient offenses in the league, but they go about it in different ways. A low-scoring affair based on the running game could play to Dallas' favor.


Big plays prove to be Lions' undoing in wild-card loss - Detroit News
This provides an overview of the big plays that helped the Cowboys remain in the game.

There weren't a lot at AT&T Stadium Sunday, but they were crucial in the Cowboys' 24-20 victory in front of 91,410 as Dallas advanced to the divisional round of the playoff.

"In a game like this when you lay it all on the line, you have to tip your hat to them," safety Glover Quin said. "They made a few more plays than we did. We don't have anything to hold our head down for. We fought. They just made a few more plays than we did."

Refs aside, Jim Caldwell helped the Lions lose to the Cowboys -
Lions fans should be a bit mad at the referees for what happened as they tried to seal a win. They should be just as mad at their coach, though.


Romo finds late magic, saves Dallas -
Half of the fun in this and the next two articles is seeing where they were published.

Tony Romo comes up clutch for Cowboys in rare playoff win - The Washington Post
Even on an often bad day, Tony Romo refused to make the big mistake and "was clutch when it mattered."

Tony Romo earns a gold star with mistake-free performance - New York Post
How do you like Tony Romo now, Mike Vaccaro asks.

Admit it: you had your doubts.

Doubts? Come one. When it comes to Tony Romo, you were more unconvinced than any native Missourian would ever be: he had to show you. He had to show you in a game like this, in a time like this, facing pressure like this. Twelve wins were nice. The division title? All good.

But you weren’t going to believe in Tony Romo until you saw a game like this, a moment like this, a drive like this. After all the heartbreak, all the heartache, all the bad bounces and bad decisions and bad turnovers — almost always at the worst possible time — well.

How do you like Tony Romo now?

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